Work begins on $18M East County hotel

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EL CAJON, Calif. — A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Tuesday afternoon on an $18 million Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the downtown area of El Cajon.

The 120-room lodging house will be the East County municipality’s first upscale hotel when it opens next year, and is expected to provide a major economic boost for the region.

The 70,000-square-foot hotel will be located near the traditional heart of the city on Magnolia Avenue, close to Main Street.

It will include amenities like a swimming pool, spa, exercise room, indoor and outdoor dining, banquet facilities, and 2,000 square feet of commercial space.

Computer-generated rendering of the Marriott Courtyard hotel to be built in El Cajon.

Computer-generated rendering of the Marriott Courtyard hotel to be built in El Cajon.

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